Orbert Davis: Symphony Centre, Buntrock Hall, Chicago. 15th May, 2013
This is Clifford Brown with Strings
(EmArcy, 1955). I was a teenager when I first heard this incredible albumthe depth is in its subtletiesand Clifford is so perfect with the string writing of Neal Hefti. It's a true blending of classical and jazz.
The first thing I knewthis is funnyI recognized the name Neal Hefti
from the Batman theme!
For me as a trumpet player I study Clifford Brown
; as an arranger I study Neal Hefti, so this brings both those worlds together and it did so when I was back in high school when I discovered this recording.
This is my One LP!
Photo Credit: William Ellis